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Raising Healthy Teens Programs
Kids are bombarded with thousands of peer and media messages daily. They need social-emotional skills and scientific information they can trust to inform their decision making. Studies show that youth are more influenced by their families than any other source. You may not think they’re listening, but they are.
What can RCC do to help families?
Community programs are an important component of comprehensive health education. Educators can provide students with tools and information, but the conversation must continue at home and in communities to reinforce positive messaging and put information in the context of a family’s own values and expectations.
- Observe trends and stressors in the lives of youth.
- Provide understanding of youth development and decision making.
- Share tools and strategies to support conversations with youth.
- Identify and strengthen protective factors for youth.
- Increase self-efficacy with conversation plans and strategies
Click here to view details on the programs, Raising Healthy Teens.
Click here to use the Raising Healthy Teens conversation action plan.
Click here to view other drug abuse prevention resources.
Click here to view other sexuality education resources.
2017 Raising Healthy Teens programs scheduled near you:
February 8th, 7-8 pm -- Raising Healthy Teens: Drug Abuse Prevention, Presented by the Glenbard Parent Series at the Marquardt Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights
February 16th, 7-8 pm -- Raising Healthy Teens: Sex Ed, Presented by the Glenbard Parent Series at the Marquardt Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights
March 13th, 7-8 pm -- Raising Healthy Teens: Drug Abuse Prevention, Presented by the Addison Public Library, 4 Friendship Plaza, Addison
For more information, or to schedule a program near you, please contact Director of Education, Kris Adzia: firstname.lastname@example.org.